On Friday March 12, a diesel fuel truck tipped over on Highway 31, spilling 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel onto the road and surrounding areas. Authorities are not yet certain what caused the single vehicle accident. The truck driver was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
The highway remained closed most of Friday while clean-up crews began clearing the roadway. The Somers Fire Department, Kenosha County Police Department, and Veolia Environmental Services were among the crews on site after the crash. It could take as long as a month to completely remove the spilled fuel and contaminated soil. While no other accidents have been reported at the spill site, this semi tractor trailer crash is a reminder of how hazardous even a minor fuel truck accident can be.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by a fuel spill or other road hazard, contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.